WSBK » BMWs edge local wild-cards in FP1

Former AMA rider Chaz Davies gets reacquainted with the Laguna Seca circuit by topping FP1, ahead of Melandri and local wild-cards Roger Lee Hayden and Danny Eslick.

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September 27, 2013 9:19 PM

AMA spec vs WSBK, AMA first practice, Josh Hayes Yamaha, 124.8. WSBK first practice, Chaz Davies BMW, 125.2..

I think that a tight, technical track like Laguna willI be an equalizer with regards to the more liberal rules of WSBK. I wouldn't be surprised if Hayes has the fastest time of the weekend, followed by Rog. Let's not forget track knowledge as well.


September 27, 2013 9:55 PM

6 of the top 7 riders have ridden on the track before. And don't forget American Superbike has already run a race here this year. So Hayden and Eslick have a fair advantage. But I hope they can keep it and mix with the usual faces on Sunday (and Saturday).


September 27, 2013 10:50 PM

The AMA regs may not be too dissimilar to where WSBK is headed next year with the EVO class... Reckon MJM is considering a move into the world series next season?

Been rumoured before and I can imagine Dorna would LOVE to have both an American team and a global superstar name attached to it

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